It’s wonderful! It also pushes ME to become a better photographer because I want to offer them information and knowledge that isn’t stale and boring. I really think it’s important to continue to learn and grow, even when you feel like you’ve already got your ducks in a row. I feel like I know how to run a business these days….but that doesn’t mean I can stop growing and pushing myself.
I’ll tell you one way to push yourself. Try shooting a session with your OLD camera body and OLD lenses. Yea. That’ll really throw you a curveball! This past coaching session, I had sent my 85mm, my 50mm and my Mark III to CPS for cleaning and checkups. I didn’t have my normal shooting gear and I didn’t realize how ATTACHED I was to those babies!!!! Shooting with the Mark II is something I did for over 2 years! …. So I didn’t think it would be hard to switch back… but it was!
So for these portraits, I wanted them to have a similar look to the 85mm and so I used my 135 2.0 for some. During coaching sessions, we shoot at mid-day… it’s not ideal but as wedding photographers, sometimes we don’t ideal situations and we have to learn how to make it WORK. So we shot in bright daylight and inside a parking garage! And this was the outcome:
Love these of Renee!!
These two are amazing! Renee is ready to follow her photography dream and make her business come to life THIS year! We have so many goals for her!! And Daytona is 17 and about to graduate high school…. and is in the beginning stages of her business. So excited for them both!!!
I’m telling you, parking garage light can be amazing!!
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